Ames, IA (Lincoln Way / 500th Ave)




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About Ames, IA (Lincoln Way / 500th Ave)


Real Estate Prices and Overview

Lincoln Way / 500th Ave median real estate price is $219,145, which is more expensive than 85.1% of the neighborhoods in Iowa and 56.0% of the neighborhoods in the U.S.

The average rental price in Lincoln Way / 500th Ave is currently $969, based on NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis. The average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 82.7% of the neighborhoods in Iowa.

Lincoln Way / 500th Ave is an urban neighborhood (based on population density) located in Ames, Iowa.

Lincoln Way / 500th Ave real estate is primarily made up of small (studio to two bedroom) to medium sized (three or four bedroom) apartment complexes/high-rise apartments and single-family homes. Most of the residential real estate is renter occupied. Many of the residences in the Lincoln Way / 500th Ave neighborhood are established but not old, having been built between 1970 and 1999. A number of residences were also built between 2000 and the present.

In Lincoln Way / 500th Ave, the current vacancy rate is 2.9%, which is a lower rate of vacancies than 88.1% of all neighborhoods in the U.S. This means that the housing supply in Lincoln Way / 500th Ave is very tight compared to the demand for property here.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.

Notable & Unique: Diversity

Did you know that the Lincoln Way / 500th Ave neighborhood has more Czechoslovakian and Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 1.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Czechoslovakian ancestry and 9.8% have Norwegian ancestry.

Lincoln Way / 500th Ave is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 4.5% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Chinese at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 95.2% of the neighborhoods in America.

Notable & Unique: Migration / Stability

The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. In the Lincoln Way / 500th Ave neighborhood, a greater proportion of the residents living here today did not live here five years ago than is found in 99.1% of U.S. Neighborhoods. This neighborhood, more than almost any other in America, has new residents from other areas.

Notable & Unique: People

NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that the Lincoln Way / 500th Ave neighborhood has a greater concentration of residents currently enrolled in college than 99.1% of the neighborhoods in the U.S. With 46.5% of the population here attending college, this is very much a college-focused neighborhood.

In addition, the Lincoln Way / 500th Ave neighborhood stands out within Iowa for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 9.0% of college-friendly places to live in IA.

Notable & Unique: Real Estate

One of the really unique and interesting things about the look and setting of the Lincoln Way / 500th Ave neighborhood is that it is almost entirely dominated by large apartment buildings, such as apartment complexes or high-rise apartments. 70.5% of the residential real estate here is classified as such. This puts this neighborhood on the map as having a higher proportion of large apartment buildings than 95.8% of all neighborhoods in America.


The Neighbors

The Neighbors: Income

How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.

The neighbors in the Lincoln Way / 500th Ave neighborhood in Ames are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 87.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. In addition, 9.9% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 64.6% of America's neighborhoods.

The Neighbors: Occupations

The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.

In the Lincoln Way / 500th Ave neighborhood, 47.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 26.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (15.3%), and 8.7% in manufacturing and laborer occupations.

The Neighbors: Ethnicity / Ancestry

Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Lincoln Way / 500th Ave neighborhood in Ames, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (36.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.1%), and residents who report Norwegian roots (9.8%), and some of the residents are also of English ancestry (7.7%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (6.1%), among others.

The Neighbors: Languages

The most common language spoken in the Lincoln Way / 500th Ave neighborhood is English, spoken by 91.7% of households. Some people also speak Chinese (4.5%).

Getting to Work

Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in Lincoln Way / 500th Ave neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (49.4% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.

Here most residents (79.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also ride the bus to get to work (10.3%) and 8.2% of residents also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors for their daily commute. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.

Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Home Values, Rents: Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), National Agriculture Statistics Service (U.S. Department of Agriculture).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2017. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

44 Vital Statistics. 7 Condition Alerts found.

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   Uniform Crime Reporting Program (Federal Bureau of Investigation), additional data from local police agencies.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2015 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2016 (latest available). Updated annually. Wheres 2016 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more

67 Vital Statistics. 2 Condition Alerts found.

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Lincoln Way / 500th Ave 0.101011101001110
Ames 0.101011101001110
Iowa 2.86

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Lincoln Way / 500th Ave 0.101011101001110
Ames 0.101011101001110
Iowa 20.47

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Crimes Per Square Mile

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Lincoln Way / 500th Ave 0.101011101001110
Ames 0.101011101001110
Iowa 15

Neighborhood Public School Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2015 – 2016 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2015
  • Educational Environment: 2015 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more

65 Vital Statistics. 21 Condition Alerts found.

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

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Neighborhood Educational Environment

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This neighborhood is served by 2 districts:

AMES COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

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Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

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Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
Northwood Pre-School School
3012 Duff Avenue
Ames, IA, 50010
PK-KG
Ames Middle School
3915 Mortensen Road
Ames, IA, 50014
06-08
Meeker Elementary School
300 20th Street
Ames, IA, 50010
KG-05
Mitchell Elementary School
3521 Jewel Dr
Ames, IA, 50010
KG-05
Fellows Elementary School
1400 Mc Kinley
Ames, IA, 50010
KG-05
Edwards Elementary School
820 Miller Ave
Ames, IA, 50014
KG-05
Ames High School
1921 Ames High Drive
Ames, IA, 50010
09-12
Sawyer Elementary School
4316 Ontario St
Ames, IA, 50010
KG-05

School District Enrollment By Group

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ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED
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UNITED COMM SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Iowa

(10 is best)

Better than of IA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

(10 is best)

Better than of US school districts.

Public School Test Scores (No Child Left Behind)

Discipline District State
Proficiency in Reading and Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Reading 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110
Proficiency in Math 0.101011101001110 0.101011101001110

Schools In This District

School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to IA Quality Rating Compared to Nation
United North School
1284 U Ave
Boone, IA, 50036
PK-01
United South School
1284 U Ave
Boone, IA, 50036
02-06

School District Enrollment By Group

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